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01/20/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Roy Campanella, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was considered one of the greatest catchers of all times, and Stan Musial, an outfielder and one of the greatest hitters of all times, were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Students in England protested the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics.

An assassination attempt on Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev by a deserter from the Soviet Army resulted in the death of one person and injuries to several others, although Mr. Brezhnev emerged unharmed.

In the United States, people were listening to Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/03/19 8:00am

This week in Shelter Island history

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was seated by Congress after being excluded in 1967.

Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchased the largest-selling British Sunday newspaper, The News of the World, and would go on to expand his media empire in the United States.

John Lennon’s “2 Virgins” album was declared pornographic in New Jersey.

Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” was the most popular song among listeners in the United States.

Creedence Clearwater Revival released its second album, “Bayou Country,”  featuring singles “Good Golly, Miss Molly” and “Proud Mary.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/08/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Our columnist after landing a bluefish. Records kept over the years prove the fish have become scarce in local waters.

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Our columnist after landing a bluefish. Records kept over the years prove the fish have become scarce in local waters.

So, as Marvin Gaye sang in his great R&B hit from 1971, “What’s Going On?” (more…)